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Held Against You

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  520 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Accused of a horrible crime and on the run, Kat has been rejected by everyone she loves. She’s a fugitive from her past, flitting from town to town with nothing but the clothes on her back. Until she meets a man who literally stops her in her tracks.

This notorious bounty hunter, with his stunning good looks and powerful instincts, never fails to capture his prey. But there
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by St. Martin's Press
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2.5 wasn't for me stars
In the oddest of circumstances, in the darkest of hours, I saved her life and in return, she saved me right back.

Held Against You was not a story I connected with at all, I tried but failed. I couldn't quite grasp my head around what was going on and when it was all said and done I had to stop and think if I believed it. I for one like to think I can open my self to the world the author has written, but I didn't see how it could have all been tied up nicely in
Kelli C

This is an oddly fun, yet somewhat taboo romance set in a "cat-mouse" game of danger. Held Against You is a dual POV tale where captor and the captive discover that their time on the run will rock them to the core.

Kat Percle is THE running girl...

She is a ball of laughs, smart, sassy, and an unexpected criminal. Her expected dreams...not attained. The harsh reality of wealth and power hit her home life hard and she grew up in a violence fighting to the deadliest circumsta
3.5 - 4 STARS

Genre: Romance with a Road Trip theme
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 7/10
Humour: 4/10
Hotness: 3/10
Romance: 6/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Approx 260 Kindle pages. Stand alone.

Katherine's life has been turned upside down, she's on the run, stealing, lying & scraping to get by. That is, until her bounty hunter eventually catches her and takes her on the road trip of a lifetime.

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4 On The Run Stars

Held Against You is a funny, crazy, suspenseful story told in dual POV's. Kat is on the run and wanted for murder when she is hunted down by, I'll just call him "Steel," and he takes her into his custody. "Steel" is a no nonsense bounty hunter only in it for the money. When he finally catches Kat her constant 80's movies quotes and singing grabs his attention, and they end up on an adventure together. "Steel's" world is surrounded by mystery, he doesn't even share his name, but
2.5 stars

****Full Review****

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Kat is on the run, accused of murdering her stepfather and out on bail she decides Canada sounds better than a lifetime in jail. On the road Kat finds herself behaving and doing things she never would have thought herself capable of before. Only one man has been able to catch up with her, a bounty hunter she calls Steel because of his
ARC kindly provided by St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review .

Held Against You by Season Vining is beautiful story about two people with a damaged past that learns to depend on each other for support and healing. Ms. Vining was able to showcase two flawed characters who brought out a raw, emotional and touching story line that will grip and stay with you. So if you are looking for a fun, sexy, humorous and suspenseful read that is filled with heart and emotions then
April Thompson
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Quirky love story with tons of eighties references. My kind of book! Did I forgot to mention the hot tattooed guy? Yeah, he's definitely there! ...more
Dawn Parker
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Goodness..LOVED this absolutely hilarious book!!! I honestly couldn't say how many times I laughed out loud!!! Kat is a nut in a hut!!! Her witty television/movie/music remarks and singing from the 80's is stellar!!! Not to mention the names she comes up with....Lordy!! (Just a warning for when you read around may just start laughing..and then they may look at you wondering what your reading??!) :)

Katherine is on the run. This guy is after her but doesn't know what she did. (Bounty h
Has the hunter been captured by the prey? Held Against You by Season Vining takes a young woman caught in the crosshairs of a bounty hunter and turns her running from justice into a tale of running toward a future that promises to erase the darkness of the past. Kat is full of life, humor and running scared for a crime she has been accused of committing. Her goal, Canada, get lost, stay lost and heal from the pain of the world she knew having turned its back on her.

The Bounty Hunter is looking t
Jamie Roberts
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This ARC was provided to me by St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I truly feel like Ms. Vining has really done a fantastic job with her newest book, Held Against You. This story is very easy to read and quite addicting to say the least. I was hooked right from the prologue because I quickly formed an instant connection with the female character, Kat. She’s one of those women that everyone wants to have as their best friend, simply because her courage, compassion, h
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I surrender!

Ok. I'm a grown up, with a job and responsibilities. So for me read a book in one night REALLY says something about the book. (I like my sleep).

This book is outside my normal preferred genre. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. It was awesome.

"Kat". Quirky, 80s junkie. A good girl who gets caught up in a bad situation.

"Insignificant". A bad boy bounty hunter who just wants a nice big payout and to get this weird, beautiful creature out of his life.

Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-it, arc
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange of a review.
And when I started reading it, I remembered why I loved Season Vining in the first place.
Her writing is amazing because she transforms the random in astonishing. I remember when I read her first book
I was transported into another world but always with my "feet on earth". Because she has the ability of telling you a story so real and so pure that you forget you're reading.
Her details are very good and even when she doesn't describes m
Roselyn Vazquez
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book at the bargain section at Barnes and Noble for $5.00 bucks and it was worth it. This is the first book I read from Season Vining and I really enjoyed it. While I'll consider this a romance it had a lot of suspence that kept me guessing and wanting to know what was going to happen.

I absolutely loved Kat. She's outgoing and smart yet afraid of the unknown. Although she is on the run for murder, I was rooting for her from the beginning. I truly loved the 80's references as I'
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! Kat is on the run and is finally caught by a bounty hunter. He has to take her back home, which is several days of driving. On the way back they spend time together and he starts to think of her as more than just a job. They also encounter someone else who is set on taking her back. Danger, romance, secrets, and a tattooed bounty hunter. A recommended read for readers of romance and romantic suspense.
This review was originally posted on Fifty Shades of Books

Being accused of murder, 23-year-old Katherine Percle is on the run and trying to escape the law, but she doesn't know that a notorious bounty hunter is already following her every step. As the broody but gorgeous man finally catches her somewhere close to the Canadian border, the two of them embark on a journey across the country. After all this time spent with him in the confines of a car, Kat can't help but wonder what it is about this
In Held Against Me by Season Vining, the action starts out on the first page and does not let up until the very end! We meet Katherine, who is on the run for a serious crime that could land her in jail for life – or worse – death row. She will stop at nothing and do everything in her power to escape the authorities and try to get to Canada. As the story progresses, the reader learns that she is not the cold-hearted killer the authorities believe she is – in fact, the reason behind the murder is ...more
Dec 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Kat is a troubled young woman working desperately to get away from a crime she is accused of. The cops are looking for, her own mother seems to have turned against her, so there’s nothing for her to stick around for. One day, when she has her guard down, a bounty hunter catches up to her. She’s sort of resigned to it remarking that even she is surprised that she had gotten so far before finally being caught.

Her bounty hunter is a mysterious, tight-lipped loner who sees this as just another job.
Oh, I really liked this one. Full review soon!

This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

4-4.5 stars LOOK. AT. THAT. COVER. Wowza. It certainly caught my eye. But better yet, the story is just as good and perfectly fitting for this cover. Win!

I devoured this suspenseful sexy tale of the bounty hunter falling for his target. At first glance everyone would want to label both of them. But as we read we learned there was so much more to them than just a murderer with a pretty face who was
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Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Kat is on the run. She’s been running from the law for the past 4 weeks and she hates the person she’s had to become – a liar and a thief – but it beats life in prison.

She’s finally apprehended in Seattle by a bounty hunter who is determined to get her back to San Antonio. He’s attracted to her but tries to ignore it. The problem seems to be that Kat keeps getting under his skin and he can’t find a way to get her out. No matter how he tries to keep the emotional walls he’s built up and strong, K
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Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Why, oh why, did I let this book sit on my shelf for so long? It was funny, suspenseful and interesting, and I truly regret not picking it up sooner, but loved that I finally did.

Kat is on the run. Fleeing after making bail, she's alone and headed as far from trouble as she can get. She has nothing to her name, no one to protect her and no true hope for the future. And when she's captured by a dark and dangerous bounty hunter, she knows her days of freedom are numbered.

But she's not counting o
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Great story with really intriguing characters! I was hooked from the beginning! I like how the characters were introduced and the story line as well, a really good foundation was made from the beginning. It had light moments mixed with animosity, drama, and a bit of sexiness.

I liked Kat a lot. In such a bad situation but in the middle of the everything there were moments of humor. Those moments added just the right amount of lightness it needed. Kat really was super sweet! The bounty hunter who
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I’ve thought for hours on how to write this review because I honestly don’t know how I feel about this book. First, the blurb seems kind of like a lie. Sure, Kat is a fugitive but she’s not just accused of a heinous crime, she actually did the crime. Granted, she had a very good reason and she’s didn’t exactly mean to do it, but still….she did it. She’s not exactly an innocent. Her nameless bounty hunter is much more than that as well and he not only skirts the gray area, he immerses himself in ...more
Paranormal Kiss
3.5 Stars

Held Against You by Season Vining is a romance novel with an intriguing premise. It’s a story of a woman running from the law and the bounty hunter that catches up with her. As they travel across the country, feelings develop on both sides. The hero struggles against doing his job verses what his heart is telling him. It’s about falling in love, in the most unlikely circumstances.

I liked Held Against You. It’s a story that held my attention and one that I found interesting. I enjoyed f
Heather andrews
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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J. Greene
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
*A special thanks to St. Martin's Press for this review copy!*

A decently written novel with some romance, and suspense to whet the reader's appetite but it wasn't enough for me.

I was immediately intrigued by the main character, Kat's story. Right at the beginning she's on the run which is exciting especially for a beginning. Things happen pretty quickly, and she's captured almost immediately--which leads us right into the story.

The bounty hunter that captures her is both gorgeous and ruthless,
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

What a fun and enjoyable read Held Against You turned out to be, loved it!

Loved both Steel and Kat, their banter and the chemistry between them had me turning the pages until I reached the end, I didn't want it to end =)

Kat was such an enchanting character, she made me laugh so many times, her annoying chatter and questions made the relationship between her and Steel fun to read.
Poor Steel for a man who was closed off and never allowing anyone get to know the real him didn't know what
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katherine Percle is on the run after killing her stepfather. Samuel is the bounty hunter sent to catch her and take her home. He’s the best bounty hunter there is, and he doesn’t fail, but there is something about Kat that gets to him and makes him doubt his calling.

This story is told in first person with each main character taking turns. This threw me a little at first, even though I don’t mind first person. Sometimes the voice wasn’t distinctive enough for me to remember whose head I was in. T
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kat is on the run after committing a terrible crime. She is picked up by a bounty hunter who is known in the business for always getting his target. They have several days to drive to where he will turn her in, and during that time things get complicated. People aren't always what they seem in many ways.

This was a story that I read straight through once I'd started it. The dynamic between Kat and her bounty hunter is really interesting and both are engaging characters that are easy to connect t
Cocktails and Books
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a very good read. This book had a bit of everything, from drama, action, romance, and lots of hot sex. What more can you ask for in a romantic suspense. The book was well written and had a good flow to it. I really enjoyed reading both characters feelings, I felt like I got to know them at a different level.

Kat is running for her life and she is running from Samuel, the sexy bounty hunter that can't seem to bring himself to do his job right when he finally captures her. Their
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ARC receive from St Martin's Griffin via Netgalley for an honest review.

3.75-4 stars

I adored Ms Vining's first book Beautiful Addiction so the chance to read Held Against You was a no brainer.

Kat is a girl on the run. Samuel is the bounty hunter sent to bring her in.

Right from the get go I loved Kat. She is my kind of girl, a bit of a geek. Loves everything 80's. And she is stronger than you think.

But is the hunter about to become the hunted?

I loved how Kat and Sam bonded over their troubled pas
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SEASON VINING is an author, a designer, a philanthropist, a bookworm, a cook, inked, and a night owl. She loves John Hughes films, tattooed boys, and celebrating anniversaries of her 29th birthday. She lives in Louisiana, and is the mom to the cutest girl in the world.

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